Gardens

Bow Sanctuary acknowledges we are on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, especially on Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, Samish Indian Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, and Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe.

It's hard to talk about cultivating mind, body, and spirit without talking about the spaces we inhabit. So much of ourselves is dictated by the environment surrounding us. By spending time in naturally beautiful places we hope to invite some of that beauty to penetrate into our being. The legacy of Bow Sanctuary is deeply rooted in the gardens that were established long before we came along. We aim to cultivate it's Niwaki Pines, tend to it's koi, and keep our knees dirty and our faces smiling. All so we can share these gardens with you in the hope that they inspire joy and happiness to all our guests.
Our gardens are truly the foundation of Bow Sanctuary. We offer them to our guests as a place to sit in quietude among the bamboo and aside the koi pond before and after treatments and movement. We invite guests to use these gardens to extend and enhance the restoration and relaxation offered to one self while at Bow Sanctuary.

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.

- Loren Eisely, “The Flow of the River”

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.

- John Muir

If it can't be done with bamboo, it probably shouldnt be done

- Fred Hornaday

When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with you wherever you go.

- Alexandra Stoddard